Animal Rights advocates prattle on about animals having the same rights as we humans claim for ourselves. We argue that animals have the same rights not to be owned, enslaved, and murdered as humans have. The same right to be on this Earth.
We argue that every creature values its life as we do ours. That every sentient being is equally valuable. That all lives are precious.
But do we really believe all that?
Because if we did, we would act much differently than we do.
If the baby calves and baby pigs trucked to slaughterhouses were baby humans, how would we act? What would we do?
I venture not one of us would be complaining about it on Facebook. We wouldn’t be signing petitions, holding signs, or emailing anyone.
We would be in the streets with guns and bottles and bricks.
We would throw ourselves in front of the trucks.
We would shoot the drivers in their cabs. We would storm the slaughterhouses, free the children, kill anyone trying to kill them.
We do not.
Many of us rationalize that being in prison would not be helpful. Others reason that sporadic vigilantism accomplishes nothing in the scheme of things. Many believe that taking such action would merely provide the state with the justification to further oppress the animal movement with more draconian laws and regulations.
Big Ag and their political hacks in Congress have already given us the Animal Enterprises Terrorism Act, which equates animal activists with the Oklahoma City bomber and ISIS. Two of the most corrupt member of the Senate, Dianne Feinstein and James Inhofe, sponsored the bill at the orders of their owners, and it was signed by none other than George W Bush. It remains one of the more outrageous pieces of legislation on the federal books.
Even with such weapons levied against us, were children the victims of Feinstein, Inhofe, and Bush, we would nevertheless do all we could to stop them from being murdered.
Rather than open confrontation with police at the stockyards or SWAT teams at the slaughterhouses, we would employ stealth and strategies to disrupt the slaughter.
There are many links in the chain of slaughter, some much weaker and more vulnerable than others.
The most vulnerable are the owners and managers of factory farms, feedlots, stockyards, slaughterhouses, and meat packing plants.
They have addresses, routines, schedules, driving routes. They have families and children of their own. They are murdering innocent creatures everyday to pay for their lifestyles.
These people are no different from or any better than those who ran Hitler’s death camps.
If they were killing our children, would we have any reservations at all about stopping them?
Wouldn’t we take them out at any opportunity?
Were they to be attacked en mass across the country, several things would happen almost immediately. Stocks in animal murdering enterprises would plummet, cattle futures and pork bellies would sky rocket, and Herculean efforts to provide security for executives in Big Ag would occur overnight.
None of that would stop the slaughter, of course. Capitalism is profit driven, and profits are sacred. The killing would continue, but the costs to the murderers would increase dramatically.
Our job would be to cost them even more. Their lives, their families’ lives, their peace and security.
Anything to stop the murders.
Vigilantism alone will not end the Animal Holocaust. Capitalism will continue to murder animals even if profits are down.
Bringing down capitalism is the only avenue open to those who wish to even slow the slaughter.
Replacing capitalism with socialism would halve the deaths.
Socialist societies kill and consume half the animals per capita as do capitalist societies.
Were the entire world socialist, 30 billion fewer land animals per year would be murdered. 1250 billion fewer sea creatures would die each year as well.
Given that the entire animal movement has saved on average only a million or so animals per year, socialism would save THIRTY THOUSAND TIMES as many as the worldwide animal movement has saved each year for the past 50 years.
The animal movement is not working.
Our efforts, by and large, are futile and failures.
More animals are dying than at any time in history.
We save a few lucky animals, but for most victims of human cruelty, it is as though the animal movement does not even exist.
If we really believe what we profess to believe, we have no moral avenue open to us but to attack the animal abusers themselves.
It must be done as a coordinated effort. The movement must stop talking to itself on social media and organize into cells, develop skills at urban warfare, surveillance, weaponry, drones, computer hacking, telecommunications, etc.
If they were our children in the slaughterlines we would do no less.
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